By WND. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe already has been referred for criminal prosecution by the State Department’s inspector general for allegedly lying to investigators about leaking information to the media.
The accusation is that McCabe leaked the information in defense of accusations that he ordered bureau investigators to “stand down” in their probe of the Clinton Foundation.
But his troubles may only be compounding, according to FBI sources and a congressional official who spoke to investigative reporter Sara Carter.
The officials say McCabe gave a “stand-down” order regarding the opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state through which she transmitted classified information.
The order was made shortly after the New York Times broke the news in March 2015 that Clinton used a personal email account to conduct State Department busines, the sources told Carter. The FBI Washington Field Office began investigating the matter while McCabe was overseas. When he learned of the probe, he expressed his displeasure with the agents, the sources said. (Read more from “McCabe Ordered to Stand down on Hillary Probe” HERE)
Did McCabe Issue ‘Stand-Down’ Order on FBI Clinton Email Investigation?
By Sara Carter. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is now facing possible criminal charges for lying under oath about leaks he made to The Wall Street Journal in 2016, in an effort to salvage his reputation and give his account to journalists who were questioning whether he gave a “stand-down” order to FBI agents investigating the Clinton Foundation.
Multiple former FBI officials, along with a Congressional official, say that while there may have been internal squabbling over the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation at the time, there was allegedly another “stand-down” order by McCabe regarding the opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email for official government business.
McCabe’s stand-down order regarding Clinton’s private email use happened after The New York Times first reported Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules in March 2015 and before the official investigation was requested by the Justice Department toward the end of July 2015.
After The New York Times publication, the FBI Washington Field Office began investigating Clinton’s use of private emails and whether she was using her personal email account to transmit classified information. According to sources, McCabe was overseas when he became aware of the investigation and sent electronic communications voicing his displeasure with the agents.
“McCabe tried to steer people off the private email investigation and that appears to be obstruction and should be investigated,” said one former FBI official with knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the investigation. “Now if the information on the ‘stand-down’ order is obtained by the IG that could bring a whole lot of other troubles to McCabe.” (Read more from “Did McCabe Issue ‘Stand-Down’ Order on FBI Clinton Email Investigation?” HERE)